Behind the successful career of singers, many things come with it such as fame, pressure, money and of course the abuse of drugs. Some celebrities can tackle their life with busyness and pressure, but many of them tend to use drugs.
Some of these celebrities can kick the habit; however, many of them end up dead or live life depending on drug and alcohol.
If we talk about celebrities with drug addiction, then the singing world has a large number of drug abuser than others. Today, you are going to learn about the ten singers with a record of high drug addiction.
Our list starts with 69 years old Ozzy Osbourne. He is also known as ”The Prince of Darkness” which means devil.
Ozzy Osbourne has been engaged in drug and alcohol addiction for a long time. He admitted that he is a living miracle.
He has been using alcohol and drug for 40 years, and it is surprising that he is still alive, according to Ozzy Osbourne’s long-awaited autobiography, I Am Ozzy.
Osbourne admits he has used almost everything from booze, coke, heroin, acid, and Quaaludes to glue, cough syrup, Rohypnol, Klonopin, Vicodin, and many other substances.
In his words, he said,
“On more than a few occasions, I was on all of those at the same time.”
The drug abuse started throughout his Black Sabbath days when the drugs and alcohol flooded freely even on the road, with one night’s binge often falling over into the next morning.
Over the past years, he went into rehab more than ten times, and he guesses that there were 40 to 50 other efforts to moderate up that only lasted a few days, months at most.
At last, when he reached life threating condition around 2010, he tried his last attempt to quit it and succeeded. He did not touch any drug since then. However, according to Dailymail, the drug abuse damaged his memory.
He was not confident if it was 1971 or 1972 when his first wife gave birth to his eldest daughter, Jessica. He is also unable to remember his major life events, such as the time he tried to strangle his current wife Sharon in 1989 after drinking four bottles of vodka.
There no secret that Lady Gaga struggles with fame. However, did you realize what amount of drug she will go for a little release?
Well, you will not believe what she said in an interview with Z100 radio, she used to smoke up to 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco.
Those 20 marijuana cigarettes may be the breakfast for Snoop Dogg but still its huge amount for any woman to tolerate.
Gaga says she used those marijuana weeds to relieve the pain of her hip injury that left her in a wheelchair when she had gone through surgery to treat damage caused to her cartilage during her Born This Way tour.
She does not realize when and how her need became an addiction. She also admitted on that radio interview that she had been addicted to various things since she was young.
She used to swap from substance to substance to get more pleasure. According to her, the worst one is her cocaine addiction that she left with the help of her father.
Zac Efron, the Walt Disney actor, and singer shocked everybody when his camp revealed that he apparently went to rehab to deal with drug addiction to cocaine and molly in 2013.
The problem of drug addiction started for Efron as he strained to work as the teen star of “Hairspray” and “High School Musical” to more mature roles with movies such as “The Paperboy” and “The Lucky One.”
Ultimately, he had chosen cocaine, molly, and alcohol to tackle the pressure of being a busy singer and actor together.
Zac said on his issues with addiction in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter,
“It is a never-ending struggle.”
He allegedly missed several days of filming and singing stage shows back in April during 2013.
According to TMZ, once Zac and a group of his friends caused around $50,000 of destruction in their room at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during a cocaine-filled party.
Meanwhile, he is out of that kind of addiction for now and said,
“I will never again want to have to take anything like that from the outside into me to feel decent about my outside.”
I want to be happy in my present skin, and that does not take much work. It is just meditation and stopping, slowing down your brain” on a reality series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
Demi Lovato, a singer, and songwriter, also have a long history of drug abuse. She admitted that she was in addiction to cocaine during her teenage.
She admitted to Access Hollywood that she could not go 30 minutes without cocaine and even took to smuggling it on airplanes.
Furthermore, she said,
“I would smuggle cocaine basically and wait until every person in first class would go to sleep, and I would do it right there. When I did not get a chance, I go to the bathroom, and I would do it. That is how problematic it got, and that was even with somebody with me.”
Later, Demi felt awful about her drug abuse and realized there isn’t any fun on it. Also, she needed to take personal responsibility for it.
According to the family source, because of the drug habit, and because of her battles throughout life, both she and her family realized that she needed to take steps to get help immediately. Then she went to rehab in 2015.
Eminem has had a long history of a drug habit. He was quoted in 2011 saying drugs basically “wiped out” five years of his life. His addiction was not for cocaine or something else, but it is for painkillers and sleep medications.
He admitted that he has been fighting with painkiller addiction for a long time. During the peak of his drug addiction days, he used to take up 60 Valium and 30 Vicodin pills a day.
“I do not know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I remember liking it more and more,”
Eminem says of his addiction to prescription medications in a clip from the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs.
Eventually, Eminem has been hospitalized and is going through treatment for dependency on sleep medication. Later he found out that his internal body parts such as intestines, liver, and kidneys are badly affected, and he is gaining more weight by eating much food.
At the hospital, the doctors told him that he had done the equal of four bags of heroin and was almost two hours from dying. Eminem’s life might sink soon, but eventually, he did manage to kick the addiction.
He now exercises more and more to produce a natural endorphin that helps us to sleep.
The Black Eyed Peas star Fergie was addicted to crystal meth on her earlier career, which made her pretty paranoid. She thought FBI and SWAT teams were tracking her every move for certain reason.
She told Oprah Winfrey that she was so messed up from her addiction to crystal meth that made her believed the police were tracking her everywhere.
She also said,
“It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things.”
The story of her rehab is more interesting than the addiction. One day she went to the church. Suddenly she started to become suspicious.
She thought that there was an infrared camera in the church trying to check for her body and FBI and SWAT teams were outside the church waiting for her.
As a scared girl, she began to chat with God and said:
“All right, if I go out there and FBI and SWAT teams are not there…., then it must be the drug and I am quitting it.”
Then, she went outside the church, and there was no FBI or SWAT, just she and God. The day and now she kept her promise and never touch any drug till now.
A.J. McLean, a member of the vocal group the Backstreet Boys and actor, has battled drug and alcohol addiction for a long time of his life. During 2012 – 13 musical tour, Backstreet Boys got on MTV and announced that member A.J. McLean was moving into rehab, canceling the rest of the tour.
According to a TMZ source, McLean’s “out of control” manners is causing problems with the groups’ tour.
He has gone through rehab in 2001 and 2002. Then he was out of rehab for a long time till 2011.
McLean once said:
‘I will forever be an alcoholic and a drug addict in recovery as long as I live. It is an ongoing struggle, a daily thing.’
However, as he is a father he has promised to try and keep on the straight and narrow with this addiction. He also said,
“I am trying to be a good husband and a good father and deal with life on life’s terms. It has been overwhelming.”
McLean credits his wife and his bandmates for help to keep his struggle with addiction. However, he admits in 2012 that his struggles with addiction are lifelong.
You may have heard about Miley Cyrus’ drug addiction. If not, then yes, she also a singer with the hardcore history of drug addiction. It is no secret that she is keen on smoking cocaine, molly cannabis, and ecstasy.
Throughout an interview with Rolling Stone in 2013, Miley had publicized that she is using cannabis and ecstasy as a means of social relations. She called them “happy, social drugs,” which apparently makes her “want to be with friends.”
Later, in 2013 it is also reposted that she is also on the addiction to prescription drugs.
She moreover said in that interview:
“I think weed is the finest drug on earth. One time I smoked a combined with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.”
Furthermore, she also said “It is legal in the state of California. So I am happy to live in California, a place where you can be whomever you want to be.” Similarly, her wildness for drugs crosses the limit when her pictures with weeds came out in 2013.
However, her parents were worried about her behavior, and they had advised her to go to rehab. According to Guardianlv, in 2014, she decided to go for rehab eventually.
Justin Bieber is very controversial for his activities such as punching fan, careless driving, using racially offensive language, throwing eggs on neighborhood and drug suspicion.
In 2014, his neighbor complained about egg throwing from his premises. The police came into his compound with a search warrant and raided his house.
During the initial search, stashes of weed, empty bottles of codeine, Fanta bottles with codeine stains and much more were found in his house.
They arrested his friend, Lil Za and detained Justin in his garage. Video footage was also found at the moment which showed that there was an argument with a man, but the man could not identify because of the darkness.
However, Bieber became an official suspect in the case.
Similarly, another incident was a private jet incident with full of marijuana smoke that the pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks.
According to jet crews, the passengers, including Bieber and his father Jeremy Bieber, were extremely using marijuana and abusing verbally. However, there isn’t any proof that connects Bieber with drug allegation.
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Snoop Dogg has had many legal issues around his drug use and custody in the earlier days, mostly the charges for cocaine and marijuana use.
As per Addiction blog, he has also been involved in murder trials and is banned from visiting some countries. Once, he was busted with marijuana cigarettes at a West Texas border agent checkpoint.
Later, he admitted that he owned the marijuana cigarettes and he has a license for medical marijuana use in California.
Similarly, Dogg was stopped by police in Uppsala, Sweden on suspicion of having drugs. His car was pulled over in a roadside control, and then he was taken to the police station for a urine test.
Eventually, the rapper tested positive for narcotics in an initial drug test. Later, Snoop used his Twitter and Instagram account to express his anger at the drug tests by saying
“2 all my Sweden fans U can blame YA police dept for never seeing me again in your beautiful country…”
These cases prove that he is in keen addiction to marijuana and other substances, but he never admitted to using any drugs except marijuana.
He often says,
“Smoking is a badge of honor for me.”
You can see him smoking almost everywhere, probably smoking marijuana cigarettes. He also admitted that he had smoked those cigarettes in the bathroom of White House too.
He only went for just one rehab ever, which is not a drug rehab but is “A pool party.”